Mrs. Payne began teaching kindergarten at Ascension in 2016. She brings to our kindergarten program a vast array of experience teaching, caring for, and educating children. She is a former small business owner as an aquatics instructor. She has two children of her own and has been extremely active in their education and extra-curricular activities. Mrs. Payne served as a long-term substitute in Simi Valley for two years and student taught there for one year. She graduated from CSUN with a BS in Kinesiology and has an AA in Liberal Arts from Moorpark College. Mrs. Payne feels blessed to be part of the Ascension family where she has the opportunity to teach in an atmosphere that celebrates the teachings of the Bible and uses those teachings to develop the whole child.